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Credit to Benji for the idea.

 

For me it's 'I'll Hold You' - Frankie & Johnny - The best British soul intro ever - 2 bars of blistering tuba/trombone (?) and then beautiful sparkling chimes (twice) that then disappear followed by....well the rest of 'I'll Hold You', and it's not all that is it, really.

 

or 'I Wanna Know' - John E Paul - another great British intro, then it all goes a bit jerky and uncomfortable

 

..exactly the same with The Sherrys 'Put Your loving Arms Around Me' / Little Joe Cook - great intro, then goes a bit 'stiff'

 

what d'yer reck??

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Both the vocal AND the instrumental of The Metros' version are far superior.

 

Robb I have a version of this by Blinky as well using the same backing but it sounds much more powerful, like a herd of stampeding rhinos

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Ray Merrell - Tears of Joy, sounds promising for a few seconds then sounds like Val Doonican till the end. Shit record.

 

Nooooooooo!!!!  Fantastic record first note til last....

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"California Soul" by The Messengers.  What a fabulous group of background tracks.  Much stronger instrumental than any other Motown release of that song, including The Messengers' album version.  What a shame the vocal is so weak.  I would have liked to hear a Soul version by a female Motown artist sing this one.

 

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Robb I have a version of this by Blinky as well using the same backing but it sounds much more powerful, like a herd of stampeding rhinos

Was it a Motown recording?  I'd really like to hear it.

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Tony Blair

 

Thou have heard his version of "born a loser" is quite good :wicked:

 

Back on-topic: Carl Henderson - That girl. They should have repeated the first 12 seconds for say 10times.

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"Shit"- "Fantastic".... ha, couldn't be more opposites

 

Makes the world go round  :lol:

I just listen to the backing track of that record and think, these guys are trying to invent Northern Soul, forget the vocals for a bit and concentrate on the backing track, probably not even Ray Merrell singing on it

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Was it a Motown recording?  I'd really like to hear it.

 

Here's most if it Robb - definitely same backing track - I just had it as 'unknown artist' - Ian Levine told me it was by Blinky

 

29 Till The End Of Time.mp3

 

I would say this is definitely one of the best intros I've ever heard

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Here's most if it Robb - definitely same backing track - I just had it as 'unknown artist' - Ian Levine told me it was by Blinky

 

attachicon.gif29 Till The End Of Time.mp3

 

I would say this is definitely one of the best intros I've ever heard

I don't like it as much as The Metros' version  (BOTH vocals AND instrumental). But, it's very good.  Also, that woman doesn't sound like Blinky Williams to me.  I think it's a Pied Piper artist, but I can't place the voice.  The instrumental sounds different (mix).

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Lady, Lady - The Colt 45s and in reverse poor beginning and great record thereafter, Lee David - Temptation Is Calling My Name

 

Being brave here.... Colt 45's, Jesus, the worst Northern tune ever ever ever to me but i respect it's admirerers

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"Shit"- "Fantastic".... ha, couldn't be more opposites

Funny you should say that because the one that Pete hates, Baby Reconsider was one of my favourite records for many years. Bought it on a Soul Sounds boot in '71 I think, always thought I'd get an original one day to replace it but never did.

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Funny you should say that because the one that Pete hates, Baby Reconsider was one of my favourite records for many years. Bought it on a Soul Sounds boot in '71 I think, always thought I'd get an original one day to replace it but never did.

 

Well I wouldn't say I hate it, I just don't think it's fantastic, I can see why lots of the older guys like it, because it was quite different to most around when first discovered

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Credit to Benji for the idea.

 

For me it's 'I'll Hold You' - Frankie & Johnny - The best British soul intro ever - 2 bars of blistering tuba/trombone (?) and then beautiful sparkling chimes (twice) that then disappear followed by....well the rest of 'I'll Hold You', and it's not all that is it, really.

 

 

 

Beautiful record throughout!

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NABAY - BELIEVE IT OR NOT - IMPACT

 

Great atmospheric intro by all those tallented detroit backing musicians then....

 

Frankie Vaughan breaks into song with his straw boater and cane  :ohmy:

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I don't like it as much as The Metros' version  (BOTH vocals AND instrumental). But, it's very good.  Also, that woman doesn't sound like Blinky Williams to me.  I think it's a Pied Piper artist, but I can't place the voice.

I think the female artist on "Til The End of Time" sounds like, so might be, Pied piper artist, September Jones.

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Funny you should say that because the one that Pete hates, Baby Reconsider was one of my favourite records for many years. Bought it on a Soul Sounds boot in '71 I think, always thought I'd get an original one day to replace it but never did.

How ironic is that mate, i did exactly the same in 71 with Leon Haywood from a South Yorks record shop.

When you were a teenager stuff like that was brill :)

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I thought that joe buckman and the metro of the sweetest one lp were exactly the same take

They are very close, but The Metros' sounds "fuller" and I hear some horns I didn't hear in the other 2 versions.

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I actually like nearly all the ones suggested so far.  Now here's a real stinker:

 

Dora Hall - Pretty Boy

 

 

What a great intro, imagine buying this for 10p in the 70s from a junk shop rushing home, playing it & thinking for the first a 7 seconds its to good to be true

then at 8 Sec knowing it is.

 

Intro sounds a bit like something else   Ian

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Joan Regan 'Don't talk to me about love' (Columbia) always a funny one for me - opens up like the best record you've ever heard, then her singing knocks the wind right out of your sails. Worth it though for the intro and the instrumental section halfway through - great strings

 

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Intro sounds a bit like something else   Ian

 

The intro to Dora Hall reminds me a bit of Lorraine & the Delights - Baby I need You.

 

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They are very close, but The Metros' sounds "fuller" and I hear some horns I didn't hear in the other 2 versions.

honestly robb i thought it was fuller basically because one is a 45 and the other only on lp..... i did scrutinise them too when i owned them both 2 years ago and couldnt tell..... i did sell them both on tho

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Well , it won't make the winner, but I've always thought this could have done so much better. It takes 20 seconds for the first bum note to kick in.  The anthem that could have been.  

 

 

 

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What about this? Starts of really good then the backing doo woop bits spoil it imo i think it would be really good without them bits

NS-KTF-1888 Marvellos - Why Do You Want To Hurt.w…:

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I think the female artist on "Til The End of Time" sounds like, so might be, Pied piper artist, September Jones.

I thought it sounded Pied Piper/ Yvonne Baker of course they have a connection in place anyway

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Joan Regan 'Don't talk to me about love' (Columbia) always a funny one for me - opens up like the best record you've ever heard, then her singing knocks the wind right out of your sails. Worth it though for the intro and the instrumental section halfway through - great strings

 

Always sounds to me like the music they used to use on that Superstars programme from the 70's, you know the one where Kevin Keegan fell off the bike.

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